CNIT (National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications) is a non-profit Consortium, bringing together 37 Italian Universities to foster research activity in the field of telecommunications, and provide facilities and clustering support to the Italian academic ICT research community. CNIT participated in hundreds of research projects, including EU coordinated projects, ERC grants and Italian nation-wide initiatives. It operates a satellite network, three national laboratories (Photonic Networks and Radar & Surveillance Systems, in Pisa, Multimedia Communications, in Naples) and 37 Research Units, one for each participating university.
CNIT’s contribution to SCISSOR will come from two research units and one targeted research unit. The three units involved are: i) CNIT’s research unit at the University of Roma Tor Vergata; ii) CNIT’s research unit at the university of Palermo, and iii) CNIT’s ICT4PEOPLE targeted research unit. CNIT’s participation to SCISSOR, including technical project coordination, will be led by the Tor Vergata Research unit. The involved CNIT units have a large expertise in EU projects, and have a significant track of research accomplishments and top tier publications. In addition to scientific expertise, CNIT’s team has the capability to build demonstrators and to organize workshops and conferences (having chaired twice, among the others, INFOCOM, the IEEE comsoc flagship conference), and is active in the editorial and technical boards of several major journals and conferences.
CNIT will provide to SCISSOR the technical project manager, a person with a huge past coordination experience (general coordinator for 2 project, and technical and scientific coordinator for other 2 projects, overall worth more than 14 M€ funding, of which about 2.3 M€ for CNIT units). In terms of research, development, and innovation activities, CNIT leads the task T2.2 on the system architecture, is WP3 leader for the sensing and monitoring technologies and task leader for the relevant network monitoring task, is a major contributor to T4.3 on data protection and attribute based access control with specific focus on CP-ABE, contributes with the ICT4PEOPLE personnel to the design of the HMI, and has a key role in the Favignana trial, with personnel from the Palermo unit directly involved in the integration and deployment activities, and the ICT4PEOPLE personnel involved in the end user assessment work.